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Stephen R. Kretschman

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  • Grand Rapids

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As Of Counsel, Steve Kretschman is continuing in the full-time practice of law in the areas of general business, with an emphasis on tax planning, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and representation of health care providers.


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  • Harvard University J.D. 1975 cum laude
  • Washington University M.B.A. 1972
  • Northwestern University B.S.Ch.E. 1968 with distinction


  • 1975, Michigan

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    Business Law Section, Health Law Section, Taxation Section
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Teaching and Lecturing

  • Adjunct Facility, Michigan State University College of Law (2011-Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Thomas Cooley Law School (2006-2010)
  • Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University, Masters of Science in Taxation Program (1979-1995, 2015)


  • Purchase by CCL Industries Corporation of Avery products division of Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Sale of assets of Colonial Villa of Midland
  • Sale of Tendercare (Michigan) Inc. and affiliated entities (multi-facility nursing home operator)
  • Sale of RecepTec Holdings LLC and affiliated entities (supplier of reception systems to automotive industry)
  • Sale of Kessel Food Markets Inc. (grocery store chain)
  • Sale of IndyBake Products LLC and Brownie Products Company and affiliated entities (contract bakeries)
  • Nursing Homes Purchases/Sales (partial list):
    • Alpine Manor
    • Balmoral Skilled Nursing Home
    • Belding Christian Nursing Home
    • Bry Fern Nursing Home
    • Carriage Inn Convalescent Center
    • Cascade Care Center
    • Cedar Springs Nursing Home
    • Clinton River Care Center
    • Countryside Nursing Home
    • Crestview Nursing Home
    • Cunningham Nursing Home
    • DeBoer Nursing Home
    • Evangelical Homes of Michigan - Detroit
    • Faith Haven Care Center
    • Glenwood Christian Nursing Home
    • Green Meadows Nursing Home
    • Greenville Care Center
    • Haven Park Nursing Center
    • Henry Ford Nursing Home - Roseville
    • Jordan's Nursing Home
    • Kalamazoo Care Center
    • Lansing South Care Center
    • Litchfield Nursing Centre
    • Lowell Medical Care Center
    • The Meadows
    • New Light Baptist Nursing Home
    • Northwoods Manor and Annex
    • Oakwood Manor
    • Plainwell Pines Nursing Home
    • Riveridge Manor
    • Riverside Manor
    • Riverview Manor
    • Roosevelt Park Care Center
    • Sandy Creek Nursing Home
    • West Michigan Care Center
    • Whitmore Lake Convalescent Center 

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses, 1987-Present
  • Top Lawyer in Tax Law, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2019-21
  • Best Lawyers' 2011 Grand Rapids Tax Lawyer of the Year
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-10
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Lawyers Michigan, 2014



Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Association of Michigan

Community Affiliations

  • Kent Country Club
    Secretary to the Board (2001-2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Triangular Mergers May Be Your Answer," M&A Source, June 5, 2012
  • Frequent lecturer on various tax and health care topics, including presentations for the Health Care Association of Michigan, West Michigan Tax Symposium and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education

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